It’s the fastest, most powerful and agile sports saloon Jaguar has ever built – and it goes on sale in May 2013 priced at £79,995.
A little over 18 months after the XKR-S was launched, it’s time for the XF to seize its moment in the spotlight. Powered by the same 542bhp supercharged AJ-V8 5.0-litre engine, the XFR-S will take the fight to BMW’s M5, which until now has been the most powerful executive saloon on sale.
Nicko McBrain is best known as the drummer of heavy metal band Iron Maiden, but that doesn’t mean he can’t appreciate the powerful elegance of a Jaguar XKR-S.
What is the BMW M6? A more focused and sporty M5? A rival for Porsche’s 911? Or, perhaps a working man’s Aston Martin? In some ways it could be all of those things, but equally none of them.
Filmed on a frozen lake in Hämeenlinna Finland, Jaguar test driver Minna Sillankorva explores the XKR-S convertible on the ice in a near-permanent sideways attitude…
After making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2011, Jaguar has taken the top off its most powerful model just in time for summer.. Well, perhaps not here in the UK, but rather than let rain, snow and freezing-fog stop play, Jaguar has chosen to launch its new XKR-S Convertible in sunny Los Angeles during this week’s Auto Show.
If you’re heading over to the Goodwood Festival of Speed during the next 4 days then you’ll get the chance to see this remarkable new sculpture, designed to celebrate the iconic Jaguar E-type’s 50th Anniversary year.
It’s not every day you get to see a brand new Jaguar achieve 165 mph on an airport runway, but that’s exactly what happened when Jaguar’s XKR-S made its debut at the Race the Runway charity event organised by The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.
The more I see the XKR-S, the more I warm to its smack-you-in-the-face looks, which convey in a far from subtle manner that…er, the XKR-S is anything but subtle. Quite the opposite to the elegant style we’ve come to expect from Jaguar in recent years, and in stark contrast to the graceful beauty of the classic E-type.
These are exciting times for Jaguar, remarkably so given how recent their Tata owners were seeking a substantial injection of working capital from the British Government. Jaguar Land Rover have turned around their business in very short order, producing more than £200m in profit per quarter in 2010.
Jaguar will launch its most powerful ever production car, at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1st.
This all-new XKR-S will broaden the appeal of the XK range combining GT luxury with incredible performance, with its more powerful supercharged V8 engine, uprated suspension and a new aerodynamic design. the XKR-S is the ultimate expression of Jaguar’s long held duality of purpose: GT luxury with incredible performance.